Hillsborough Co, FL (May 9, 2021) – Two people lost their lives following a head-on collision in Hillsborough County on Saturday, May 8.
The fatal accident occurred on US-301 north of Saint Francis Lane early that morning. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a pickup truck was traveling northbound on the highway while an SUV was traveling southbound. The driver of the pickup reportedly crossed the centerline of the roadway, causing the two vehicles to crash head-on.
The impact caused the SUV to overturn into a nearby embankment. The drivers of both vehicles suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The driver of the pickup was identified as a 29-year-old Dade City man, and the driver of the SUV was a 61-year-old man from Zephyrhills.
An ongoing investigation into the fatal collision is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Head-On Crashes in Tampa Florida
When the fronts of two vehicles collide head-on, it can easily result in fatal injuries, regardless of the speed at the time of impact. National statistics reveal that head-on crashes have a nearly 58% fatality rate, making them much deadlier than other types of auto accidents. An estimated 10% of roadway fatalities involve head-on impacts, despite making up less than 2% of car crashes nationwide.
When the death of a loved one is the result of another person’s negligence or carelessness, it can be truly devastating. When a loved one is killed in a sudden accident, surviving family members are often forced to deal with feelings of frustration and helplessness, in addition to their profound sense of loss. It is only natural that surviving family members would want to bring those responsible for your loved one’s death to justice by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of a personal injury attorney.
At Rebein Law, our primary focus is on helping families recover maximum compensation for their losses associated with a fatal Tampa car crash. Even in the most complex cases, our knowledge of the law and our tenacity have provided our clients with favorable outcomes in the event of a deadly car accident in Tampa, and we have successfully helped thousands of clients obtain compensation after the loss of a loved one. If you have lost a loved one in a sudden crash, contact Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to discuss your case with a Tampa wrongful death attorney.
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